Join Susan in this in depth and creative journey where you will create a beautiful sewing box and accessories in a style that suits your taste. Will it be frilly shabby chic floral that is très féminine; or a vintage Victorian feel; or perhaps you prefer subtle, clean line elegance? This workshop leaves you free to choose the materials and color-palette that please you, while giving you tips and ideas on how to add some finishing touches that will make your box magnifique!
Experienced needleworkers may opt to use the patterns Susan has designed exclusively for this workshop using 36ct. linen. And if you love the look, but don’t know how to stitch, her designs are being reproduced in beautiful colors onto premium quilting weight cotton, which will be made available to students of the workshop as an optional kit purchase.
The Boîte à Couture workshop will cover:
-Making a fabric covered box from scratch with various options for finishing
-Finishing of a counted cross-stitch box, along with matching stitched smalls
-Covering a ready-made box with fabric (lesson uses a paper maché box)
-Ribbonwork flowers and stitches that are as equally easy as they are beautiful
-How to make the sewing box accessories including: pincushions, thread keepers, needle book, covered tape measure
Techniques picked up will easily carry over to your future projects, whether it’s continuing to experiment with more useful and decorative boxes or adding ribbonwork accents to your mixed-media art; there’s sure to be something you’ll use “outside the box”!
Kit’s available directly through the artist’s etsy shop.
Please be sure to check your e-mail purchase receipt for file attachments containing your materials and supply list, and any handouts provided with this workshop DVD.